Community Cycles

A nonprofit organization

$32,967 raised by 174 donors

100% complete

$25,000 Goal

You can make bicycling 
in & around Boulder 
accessible & safe for all! 

Your Donation ensures that Community Cycles 
can educate & advocate for the safe use of bicycles as 
affordable, viable, & sustainable transportation.

The simplest way to maximize your impact is through a

We know that bike-first communities aren’t a coincidence. 
They’re an outcome we build together. 

Show your commitment to safe, accessible bicycling by donating today.


The mission of Community Cycles is to increase the use of bicycles for safe, sustainable transportation and self-sufficiency through access, education and advocacy. We refurbish bikes and get them to our community, we recycle what can't be salvaged, and we provide a welcoming DIY space for people to learn bike care and repair.

Background Statement

In 2005, a local high school student was inspired to start bike recycling in Boulder, saving bikes he saw heading to the landfill. He began to collect, repair and sell refurbished bikes, donating the profits to local charities like Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA). He applied for and received 501(c)3 nonprofit status for Boulder Community Cycles and set up a welcoming shop in north Boulder, focused on providing a space where low-income people could learn about bike mechanics, work on their own bike or do work trade to earn one of their own. Since then, Community Cycles has grown into a permanent community bicycle center dedicated to bicycle access, education, and advocacy.

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Cycles

other names

Common Advantage

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Environment, Recreation & Sports, Public & Societal Benefit, Human Services, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Organization Size

Large Organization


2601 Spruce Street Unit B
Boulder, CO 80302

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US



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